Tampa Bay signs former Steelers WR David Gilreath

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

As the Buccaneers welcomed a current Steeler to his new home, they showed a former Steeler the exit.

Evidently, the Pittsburgh Steelers aren't the only team in the NFL making roster moves. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers joined the event by making a few moves of their own.

David Gilreath, who recently spent a few weeks on the active roster due to the injuries to Jerricho Cotchery and Antonio Brown; was released on Monday. With Brown possibly ready to return, Gilreath became expendable when the team needed healthy bodies along the offensive line.

As David DeCastro was officially welcomed back to the active roster, and John Malecki was promoted from the practice squad; Marcus Gilbert was placed on injured/reserve.

Seeking depth at receiver, and possibly special teams, the Buccaneers signed David Gilreath once the Steelers placed him on waivers. To make room for Gilreath, the Bucs demoted safety Sean Baker to the practice squad and released former Steelers offensive lineman, Chris Scott.

Because the Steelers had already planned to move forward without Gilreath, his loss won't have any immediate effects on the active roster preparing to take on the Baltimore Ravens. However, Gilreath makes the third Steeler prospect to be signed with a new team in recent days, with Ryan Lee signing with the New Orleans Saints and Toney Clemons signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

With Cotchery expected to return before the end of the season, the Steelers will not have to rely on any more rookies to play wide receiver, barring injury. Although, it is interesting. The Steelers who began the year with five running backs and four receivers, now find themselves with five receivers and only four backs with Baron Batch on the practice squad.

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